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Amazing Animals Adaptations!

Students put their knowledge of animal adaptations to the test when they create a new creature with its own unique set of adaptations!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to determine various ways that an animal could adapt to a specific habitat.


(5 minutes)
American Landforms
  • Start by asking students to discuss the following question: What do people do to adapt to winter weather?
  • Tell students that adapt means to change something about your appearance, behavior, or surroundings to make it easier to live and survive.
  • Have some students share out. Students may say things like: wear winter clothes, use blankets, salt the sidewalks, and stay indoors.
  • Tell students that animals must also adapt to their habitat, or place where they live, to survive.

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